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Protective Equipment Claims

If you have been injured in an accident at work using work equipment call our Personal Injury Team for a free consultation to claim compensation on 01754 897150 or start your claim online and we will call you.

Personal Protective Equipment should be considered as the last line of defence to protect employees from harm in hazardous work situations. Failure to use the protective equipment can result in serious injuries to the employees’ health. Your employer has a legal duty to ensure the protective equipment is provided (without cost to the employee) and is properly used at work.

Personal Protective Equipment can include can include items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, ear defenders, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. It also includes more specialised respiratory protective equipment.

Unfortunately many accidents still occur as a result of the employer’s failure to provide their employees with the essential protective equipment. Research reveals that this is due to:

  • Human error;
  • Lack of health and safety procedures;
  • Lack of awareness;
  • Failure to train and supervise;
  • Failure to carry out suitable risk assessments; and
  • Financial constraints.

How we can help

If you have been injured in a workplace accident involving protective work equipment or failure to provide protective work equipment that was not your fault we can help you make a claim.

Our Accident at Work Team has over 39 years of experience dealing with claims for compensation for victims of workplace accidents ranging from minor injuries which can be dealt with as part of the Ministry of Justice Portal Scheme to serious injuries including brain injuries, amputation injuries, spinal injuries and fatal injuries requiring specialist legal and medical knowledge.

98% of our Clients who have participated in our Client survey rated our personal injury claims service as excellent and would recommend us to others.

To find out more call our Accident at Work Team on 01754 897150 or start your claim online.